E-Learning, Innovation, and Teaching Excellence (ELITE)
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Welcome to the ELITE website! ELITE team is committed to providing excellence and leadership to the diverse MC community in the areas of instructional professional development, learning technology support and college-wide academic initiatives. We hold ourselves accountable to seek and provide practical, innovative solutions to enhance the learning experience of faculty, staff and students.

We provide faculty and staff with the support they need to further the mission of student success. Our workshops prepare our faculty to teach their classes both on-campus and online with the pedagogical and technological tools and knowledge. We offer a variety of workshops during the fiscal year for our staff to enhance their personal and professional development. In addition, ELITE offers several different learning pathway certificates for all employees from leadership and career development to communication and interpersonal skills. Our Employee Professional Development programs, classes, and services support employees to fulfill the college's mission on strengthening student success.

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Beginning with this edition you will see a focus on staff professional development as well as faculty professional development. Effective July 1, the Center for Professional and Organizational Development was merged in with ELITE. Faculty and Staff will continue to see the same exciting and effective professional development offerings they have always seen, and more; the merger means a comprehensive approach to professional development designed to meet the needs of ALL employees.

Over this past summer ELITE also moved its distance learning students website to the content management system the College is now using. The migration to the new CMS also resulted in some of the webpages in the old website being removed, including the Course Information Pages. Faculty who have linked to any of the old DL webpages on their syllabus should check the new website for updated links (http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/distance ). Enjoy the newsletter and have a great Fall semester!

View the Fall 2018 ELITE Newsletter  (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader

Dr. Michael Mills, Vice President of the Office of E-Learning, Innovation and Teaching Excellence, has joined the Executive Council of the Community College Consortium for Open Educational Resources. CCCOER promotes the awareness and adoption of open educational policies, practices, and resources.

CCCOER believes that these practices will expand student access to education while supporting academic freedom and faculty choice of openly licensed curriculum materials. Membership includes hundreds of colleges in 27 states and two Canadian provinces. CCCOER is part of the global Open Education Consortium.

The driving vision of the Employee Professional Development Master Plan is to foster participation and remove obstacles so as to provide a rich eco-system of life-long learning opportunities. These opportunities are intended to build skills, inspire and support employees and work teams to reach their fullest potential.

Employee engagement contributes to innovation and organizational effectiveness, which furthers the mission of student success. View the Employee Professional Development Master Plan 2018 – 2020 (PDF, Download Acrobat Reader)  for information.

Faculty can now access workshop materials from the Fall 2018 Professional Day Conference. Please visit the Professional Day Conference website. Click Breakout Session Materials to access the files. 
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